Flashbulb Memory in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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A type of strong memory that is formed after learning shocking news is known as what?

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1. Flashbulb memories are what type of memory?

2. What causes flashbulb memories to become so strongly etched into the brain?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you easily assess your knowledge of flashbulb memory. You will be quizzed on the significant characteristics of flashbulb memory, and how it is categorized.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Type of memory associated with shocking news
  • Classification of flashbulb memories
  • Reason for the strength of flashbulb memories
  • Five characteristics of flashbulb memory
  • Chart used to measure the deterioration of memory over time

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of memories and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the five qualities of flashbulb memories

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of flashbulb memories further, refer to the accompanying lesson, Flashbulb Memory in Psychology: Definition & Examples. The following objectives are included in the lesson:

  • Understand the focus of flashbulb memories
  • Identify examples of flashbulb memories
  • Comprehend the accuracy of flashbulb memories
  • Explore what happens to memories over time
  • Explain influences on the length of time that memories are retained